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President Lyndon Johnson and his advisors examine a topographic map of Khe Sanh on February 15, 1968, in the White House Situation Room. (LBJ Library photo by Yoichi Okamoto)

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Theo Milonopoulos is an assistant professor in the National Security Affairs Department at the U.S. Naval War College


His book project, No Wider War: Leaders, Advisors, and the Politics of Wartime Decision-Making, examines the influence of top military and civilian advisors on executive's decision-making and strategic reassessments during wartime. His research has been supported by fellowships from the University of Pennsylvania's Perry World House, the Clements Center for National Security at the University of Texas at Austin, and the Smith Richardson Foundation, among other entities. His work has been published in The Journal of Conflict ResolutionForeign Affairs online, The Washington Post's "Monkey Cage," and War on the Rocks.


From 2009 to 2011, Theo served as a lead research assistant to former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice as she wrote her memoirs at Stanford University's Hoover Institution. He has held research assistant and intern positions at the RAND Corporation, the Center for New American Security (CNAS), the International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS) in London, and Stanford's Center for International Security and Cooperation (CISAC). A graduate of Stanford University with honors in international security studies, Theo received his Ph.D. in political science at Columbia University and an MA in War Studies at King's College London, where he studied as a Fulbright Scholar. 

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